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Government Donors Enable WFP to Resume Full Rations for Refugees in Kenya

NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it will resume providing full food rations to refugees in Kenya in January, thanks to new donor contributions. WFP distributes food twice a month to…

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News and Press Release
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WFP
Posted:
30 Dec 2014

Kenya

Nyando farmers on a climate journey to spur adaptation to climate change

Future scenario planning will help smallholder farmers improve their adaptive capacity and reduce shocks caused by climate variability. 16 farmers from the Nyando climate-smart villages (CSVs) along with 7 representatives from the government and non-governmental organizations were…

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News and Press Release
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CGIAR
Posted:
30 Dec 2014

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New Facilities will Help Reduce Mycotoxin Contamination in Kenya

In November 2014, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Development, Felix K. Koskei, presided over two events marking progress on reducing mycotoxin contamination in staple crops. A new, modern laboratory facility will enable researchers…

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News and Press Release
Source:
USAID
Posted:
30 Dec 2014

Kenya

Increasing dietary diversity in a notorious slum in Kenya

In a busy area on the outskirts of Nairobi’s notorious Kibera slum, 27-year-old Sarah Mekesa drops the equivalent of US$ 0.79 into a Maziwa King machine and watches as milk reaches the rim of her bottle.…

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News and Press Release
Source:
GAIN
Posted:
30 Dec 2014

Kenya

Going Door-To-Door To Boost School Enrolment In Kenya

As community chief, a big part of Gabriel’s job is convincing parents to send their children to school. A man on a mission Gabriel only finished grade seven, so as a father it’s important to him that his…

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News and Press Release
Source:
WFP
Posted:
24 Dec 2014

Kenya

Nairobi’s Mobile, Solar-Powered Computer Lab Helps Thousands

Lenny Ruvaga NAIROBI— In Kawangware, one of Nairobi's poorest and fastest-growing slums, 20-year-old Allan Mideva intently goes through the digital paces. Just one of some 20 students being taught basic computer skills, he has attended the free daily…

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News and Press Release
Source:
VOA
Posted:
24 Dec 2014

Kenya

Kids in Kenya are ending violent mistrust between tribes

For decades, the small, pastoral communities in northern Kenya have been caught in a cycle of violence. Tribes have shed blood over distrust, scarce resources, and the theft of livestock. Rotary Scholar Monica Kinyua founded the Children…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Rotary
Posted:
24 Dec 2014

Kenya

Counties count on providing work for women to stem spread of HIV

In Summary Several studies show a high prevalence of HIV infections in fishing communities, which are also bedevilled by problems such as lack of proper health care facilities. In these communities, women are particularly at risk since…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Daily Nation
Posted:
23 Dec 2014

Kenya

Now you can get HIV test results online

In Summary Tests offered include HIV, gonorrhoea, syphilis, herpes, hepatitis, chlamydia and pap smear for cervical cancer. Lancet Group CEO Ahmed Kalebi said the new approach puts confidentiality at its core. “Demand for STI services is high but…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
Daily Nation
Posted:
23 Dec 2014

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